The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MPL are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • May 14th to July 8th
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DTW to MPL is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2031 for Saturday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $1026 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Montpellier

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Montpellier (MPL) will usually cost between $1167 to $1880 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1177. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $1894. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $717 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1497 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MPL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to MPL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DTW to MPL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to MPL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $96 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1429. Return trip prices are from the MPL to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to MPL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DTW to MPL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) in Marseille

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from MPL
  • Usually 32.36% less expensive than MPL
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to MRS flights

Destination alternative #2: Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS) in Toulouse

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from MPL
  • Usually 31.93% less expensive than MPL
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to TLS flights


Flight Hacking DTW to MPL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DTW to MPL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (DTW > CDG > MPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $952
  • Average savings: $545 (36.41%)

See DTW to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (DTW > ORY > MPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $983
  • Average savings: $514 (34.34%)

See DTW to ORY flights

Hack #3: Dublin (DTW > DUB > MPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1040
  • Average savings: $457 (30.53%)

See DTW to DUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to MPL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air France, atlasglobal, British Airways, Delta, KLM, SAS, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Montpellier Mediterranee Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4198 miles or 6756 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DTW to MPL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MPL flight is about 8 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Montpellier?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from DTW to MPL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

Return Airport

Destination code MPL
Destination airport name Montpellier Mediterranee Airport
City Montpellier
Country France
Latitude 43.6
Longitude 4


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